Beautiful places to camp in Mexico
Camping is one of the favorite activities of travelers who enjoy adventure and value the opportunity to connect with nature.
It’s true that almost any place is good for camping, but there are destinations that are perfect for adventure tourism and at the same time give you the opportunity to sleep under the stars, vacation lulled by the sound of water or wake up to watch the sunrise on the beach.
Experience new sensations in these places to camp in Mexico, book your cheap flights as soon as possible!
El Chico National Park in Hidalgo
El Chico National Park is located just two hours from Mexico City and is a great destination for those who want to get close to nature without going too far. The mountainous landscape has several hiking trails. You can also rappel or mountain bike.
For camping, there is Las Ventanas, a designated part of the park, where you can choose between different campsites and services. During your visit to the park, take the opportunity to visit Mineral del Chico, a beautiful village where you can eat, buy provisions and stroll through its beautiful cobblestone streets.
Sierra de San Pedro Martir in Baja California
The Sierra de San Pedro Mártir National Park is located in the state of Baja California Norte, in the municipality of Ensenada and shelters an important coniferous forest that regulates the temperature of that area of our country.
It is also home to pumas, bighorn sheep, foxes and beautiful birds. In this extensive forest you will be able to practice hiking and observe the flora and fauna endemic of the place; also you will find an exclusive area for camping, that counts on latrines.
We recommend that you take your provisions with you, because if you need something, you will have to travel to San Telmo and for which you will have to travel for a few hours.
Sierra Gorda, Querétaro
The Sierra Gorda in Querétaro was named a Biosphere Reserve with the objective of protecting the great biodiversity that it shelters; it is a paradise for adventurers who seek to hike, travel its rivers and bathe in its waterfalls.
To camp, one of the best places is Cuatro Palos, a viewpoint located on one of the ridges of the Sierra Gorda from which you will have the best view. In Cuatro Palos the cold forest converge with the semi-desert, right at the top of Cerro Media Luna. In this place, a women’s cooperative offers lodging, a camping area and guides to visit the viewpoint. We are sure you will love it!
Las Estacas Natural Park in Morelos
Lovers of good weather and swimming pools will love camping in Morelos, and the best option is Las Estacas Natural Park. In this beautiful place you can dive, snorkel, spend a relaxing time in the spa and of course, camp.
In Las Estacas you will find everything you need to spend the days sunbathing and resting, without having to go too far from Mexico City. In addition to all the services of a water park, this park has two restaurants and a bar, as well as a mini-super that sells basic personal care and some food.
Caves of Cacahuamilpa
On the border between the states of Morelos and Guerrero are the Cacahuamilpa Grottoes, a set of beautiful rock formations that can measure up to 81 meters high. The caves are divided into 19 rooms, which together measure approximately 2 kilometers in length and the complete tour of the caves can take up to 9 hours.
If you have an adventurous spirit, immerse yourself in its subterranean rivers, rappel and pendulum, or climb the zip line. At the top of the lookout there is a camping area with a pool; if you stay there, you will be able to observe the fauna and flora of the place from the top. If adventure tourism is your thing, don’t hesitate to camp for at least a couple of days in this majestic place.
Four Cienegas in Coahuila
This natural paradise is located in the state of Coahuila. In the middle of the desert, the place was named that way thanks to the springs that surround it and turn it into an oasis for travelers. You will also see the Yeso Dunes, famous for their immaculate white color and for being home to a great variety of plants and animals.
If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Cuatro Ciénegas is the perfect choice. If you want to know everything about this incredible place, read our note from Cuatro Ciénegas, Coahuila.
The Basement of the Swallows
In the heart of the Huasteca Potosina there is a natural abyss known as El Sótano de las Golondrinas – a cave of karstic origin that is 512 metres deep, 60 metres in diameter and 370 metres vertically.
Discovered in 1966, it attracts bird scholars year after year, as they give a beautiful spectacle when they leave the cave at dawn and when they return in the afternoon, when they dive towards the center of the earth.
In addition to camping in its surroundings, you can undertake hikes to the different waterfalls, descend the cave and visit Xilitla, one of the most beautiful tourist sites in Mexico.